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Topic # 93682 26-Nov-2011 21:41
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Calling all classical music followers ...

I have subscribed to the BPO Digital Concert Hall - some great concerts available for viewing.

But .... my internet connection can be slow -- in fact it usually is slow -- so I get plenty of pauses when viewing concerts which makes them unwatchable.

I have been in contact with the operators of the site and they say there is no facility to download concerts for later viewing (unlike BBCiPlayer) -- there is only streaming. You can't even pause to allow some of the file to be buffered -- as soon as you hit pause the streaming stops.

I am sure someone out there will know how a copy can be saved as the file is streamed ... all I want to do is view it with no stops and starts and the lack of this feature is very frustrating.

Any ideas?


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  Reply # 551615 29-Nov-2011 21:16
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Is this any different from saving something you have just watched off YouTube, for instance? Are the programs in flv format?

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  Reply # 551623 29-Nov-2011 21:53
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Hi Goethe, I too have subscribed and watched a number of concerts from Berlin, the quality is quite incredible. I have not experienced any stalling or stuttering over several hours of streaming, I am with Telecom and only a pretty typical/average connection.

I must admit I have never bothered to see where the BPO streams from for my connection, I have assumed they have a CDN provider in Oceania somewhere.


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